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Webb’s near-infrared and mid-infrared cameras spot new galaxy far, far away

Image from the near-infrared camera (NIRCam) aboard the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) of JADES-GS-z14-0, the earliest known galaxy

Image from the near-infrared camera (NIRCam) aboard the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) of JADES-GS-z14-0, the earliest known galaxy. Image: NASA, ESA, CSA, STScl, Brant Robertson (UC Santa Cruz), Ben Johnson (CfA), Sandro Tacchella (Cambridge), Phill Cargile (CfA)

The near-infrared camera (NIRCam) instrument fitted to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) has recently found a never-seen-before galaxy, viewing light that was emitted as long ago as 290 million years after the Big Bang.

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